May 15, 2013
Betty L. Kief, 83, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at City Hospital. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant View Memory Gardens with the Rev. James D. Riley Jr. officiating. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
May 13, 2013
What were, until Monday, City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charles Town, W.Va., are now Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center, both under the umbrella of University Healthcare. The new names were announced at a brief press conference Monday at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Martinsburg. The reason for the change is to better promote both hospitals in the communities they serve, said Robert F. Baronner Jr., chairman of West Virginia University Hospitals-East, which owns both local hospitals.
May 12, 2013
Karen Castle and Helena Burnette were named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winners for March. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. In March, two nursing assistants from the fifth-floor medical/surgical unit were selected. Castle and Burnette were nominated by a patient for their care, and for going the extra mile to lift her spirits and help provide support. “Through their actions and help, they have shown me that they care so much and are both so special,” the patient wrote.
May 10, 2013
Dr. Erik Hurst will offer free skin cancer screenings from 9 to noon Saturday, May 25,in the Dorothy McCormack Center on the City Hospital campus. Registration is required and is limited to 75. To register or for more information, call 304-264-1232.
May 10, 2013
New names for City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., will be unveiled Monday as part of National Hospital Week celebrations, West Virginia University Hospitals-East announced Friday. Celebrations to promote the rebranding and to honor and recognize the efforts of all staff members will be held throughout the week. “The people who meet the daily health care needs of this nation are a committed, compassionate group of individuals united by their calling to help others,” said Anthony Zelenka, chief administrative officer at City Hospital in the news release.
May 10, 2013
The driver of the pickup that fatally struck a trash collection truck worker on Dominion Road near Gerrardstown, W.Va., on March 7 has died, police said this week. Stephen J. Vigh Jr., 75, of Gerrardstown, passed away at his residence on May 1, according to his obituary. The trash collection worker, Jeremy L. Tabler, 30, died at City Hospital in Martinsburg after he was struck by the F-250 truck that Vigh was driving. State Police Trooper W.M. Roden, who investigated the crash, said Vigh was cleared of any wrongdoing in the accident.
May 4, 2013
William T. "Bill" Parks, 85, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. There will be no visitation. The service will be private. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler, Pa. Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
May 3, 2013
Persons interested in learning more about the Lap-Band procedure being performed at City Hospital, a member of WVU Hospitals-East, are invited to attend a free presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, located on the City Hospital campus, off Hospital Drive in Martinsburg. Dr. Robert E. Cicchino Jr., from University Surgical Associates, will provide an overview of the Lap- Band procedure, explain the pros and cons of the system, and participants will have an opportunity to ask their questions.
May 2, 2013
Delora Ann Weatherholtz, 53, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at City Hospital. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
May 1, 2013
Karen Jennings, 60, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at City Hospital. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at Brown Funeral Home. The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Bishop David Perrin officiating. Burial will be private.